Monday, 6 July 2015

Ikorodu bank robbers arrested

Four members of the robbery gang, which
unleashed terror on two commercial banks in the
Ipakodo, Ikorodu area of Lagos two weeks ago,
have been arrested by the police.
Our correspondent learnt that the suspected
robbers were arrested from Okitipupa, Ondo
State, and Ikorodu, Lagos State, while three
Sport Utility Vehicles allegedly bought from the
proceeds of the robbery were recovered.
The suspects’ names were given as Monday
Akpan, Bright Agbojule, the third identified simply
as Jafaru, and one Baba Ibeji.
On Wednesday, June 24, the gang, which was
reportedly led by a woman, had stormed the
Ebute-Ipakodo branches of the First Bank and
Zenith Bank at about 8.30am, and carted away
millions of naira.
The robbers, who overwhelmed policemen from
the Ipakodo division, were said to have carted
away about N60m from the Zenith Bank’s strong
room, while N20m were stolen from the bank’s
ATM room.
The suspects, who dared policemen to confront
them, later escaped in two speedboats at the
Ipakodo jetty, Ikorodu.
Four persons, including a bank customer, who
were hit by bullets during the one-hour
operation, were taken to the General Hospital,
Ikorodu.

Source: Punch


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